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Zaytinya - DC, Washington, DC
Award-winning

Zaytinya - DC

4.7
4.7
18524 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Under the direction of celebrated chef José Andrés and concept chef Michael Costa, Zaytinya offers an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese cuisines served up in a sleek and modern setting. Building on Jose’s deep knowledge of Mediterranean cooking and years of research and travel, the menu features shared small plates of authentic and innovative fare, creative cocktails, and unique Mediterranean wines, making Zaytinya one of the most exciting restaurants in Washington, DC.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 410 times today
Experiences are available.

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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Turkish
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 638-0800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    John Heineke
  • Private party facilities
    Zaytinya offers special menus and private party spaces of any size and style to suit the needs of you and your guests. From our soaring mezzanine space, to the intimate bar and “blue room,” to the spacious but secluded terrace, we have the ideal space for you.
  • Private party contact
    Amy Gagne: (202) 638-0800
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Penn Quarter
  • Cross street
    9th and G Street NW
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • The Zaytinya Cookbook | Tasting Menu

    $85.00 per person

    Mar 15 - May 31, 2024
    This March, join us for a celebration of the newest cookbook from José Andrés, ZAYTINYA: Delicious Mediterranean Dishes from Greece, Turkey, and Lebanon, with a very special dining experience. The book, featuring 150+ recipes, showcases classic Zaytinya dishes– like our Brussels Afelia– alongside special surprises from José’s travels through the Eastern Mediterranean– like fried mussels! For a limited time, dine with us in DC and savor special bites from the cookbook alongside unique Mediterranean wines, embracing the spirit of Zaytinya like never before.
    The Zaytinya Cookbook | Tasting Menu Photo

What 18,524 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Mediterranean

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked

  • District of Columbia

    Mediterranean

  • District of Columbia

    Most Booked

18,524 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was to die for. World class pide and kebab. As a Turkish person they did an excellent job. The only issues was the noise levels. It felt like I was at a club, the sound just reverberated off the walls and it was hard to hear my date. Other than that service staff were amazing, came by frequently with warm pita, etc.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely prefer outside seating if weather allows. It gets very noisy inside. Excellent menu and wait staff who are happy to accommodate and answer questions.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and reasonable priced. Excellent service. Noice level is high though.

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  4. JohnA

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great delivery of service and food at Zaytinya! I have my go-tos and often try something new, too.

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  5. TimPortand

    Portland

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The maitre’d was rude, but everyone else was fantastic and the food equally so.
    Zaytinya - DCResponded 2 days ago
    Hello TimPortand, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're thrilled to hear that you found our staff to be fantastic and enjoyed our food equally. However, we're sorry to hear about the experience you had with our host. We assure you that this is not the standard of service we strive to provide at Zaytinya - DC. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to improve our service. We hope to see you again soon. Best, The Management Team

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  6. Brucec

    Greater Boston

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food on the tasting menu and Rose wine. The noise level was uncomfortable. Service was very good. I would go back on a quiet night
    Zaytinya - DCResponded 2 days ago
    Hey Brucec, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Zaytinya - DC. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our tasting menu and Rose. We're sorry to hear that the noise level was a bit high for your preference. We appreciate your feedback and will certainly take it into consideration for our future guests. We're glad to hear that you found our service to be good and we can't wait to welcome you back on a quieter night. Zaytinya - DC, The Management Team

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    四個人用餐花了超過$300,最喜歡的一道菜竟然是炸薯條,只能說對這家餐廳非常失望,從服務到餐點都乏善可陳、一言難盡。 因為是第一次用餐,入座時服務人員介紹說餐點是小盤分享,大約一個人點三道料理。我們點了兩份sample taster,另外加點了七道餐點。 入座後就會開始上免費的pita搭配油醋醬和橄欖油,吃完會一直續,也可以搭配後面的鷹嘴豆泥和其他菜色。餐點大部分都偏鹹偏酸,不太符合我們的口味,但就抱著嘗試看看的心情。裡面比較喜歡的是烤羊排、烤雞、章魚和薯條。 用餐期間的服務不是很滿意,用完餐點後隔很久才會有人來收盤子,加水也要親自要求才會加,似乎服務人手不足。 更難以接受的是最後上甜點,sample taster的菜單上寫了chocolate coffee cake和olive oil cake兩種甜點,我們點了兩份套餐,上桌時有兩份olive oil cake卻只有一份chocolate coffee cake。我們覺得有點奇怪,詢問負責上菜的服務人員,得到的答案是他要再確認一下;又詢問了我們這桌的服務人員,他說兩份套餐會共用一份chocolate coffee cake,是正常的。我們又問,那如果今天只點了一份套餐,這份甜點會怎麼上?他說一人份的蛋糕會比較小塊...?這個說法有點令人難以接受,菜單並沒有寫sample taster要兩人以上才能點,我們也不相信那份甜點(一塊蛋糕+一球冰淇淋)是設計給兩個人吃的。雖然後來服務人員說可以多上一份給我們,但感受還是很差。 環境的話,座位間距很小有點擁擠,加上人多嘈雜,不是特別舒適。

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! Great burst of flavors. Service equally as good.
    Zaytinya - DCResponded 2 days ago
    Hi, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our diverse flavors and found our service to be equally as good. We always strive to provide an amazing dining experience and it's great to know we hit the mark for you. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Zaytinya - DC Management Team

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  9. Abcpoet

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch for 2 is a bargain; granted, the foods are not expensive (hummus, chicken, yoghurt, salad) but the quantity was generous and everything was delicious. I get grumpy when waiters try to push bottled water; aside from that, a nice time.

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  10. Cindy

    Phoenix

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! Would eat here again and again, but going to try one of José Andres’ other restaurants while visiting. Good service!

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FAQs

Zaytinya - DC does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Zaytinya - DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 638-0800.

Zaytinya - DC is rated 4.7 stars by 18524 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 410 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Zaytinya - DC

701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    9th and G Street NW
  • Neighborhood
    Penn Quarter
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Turkish
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    John Heineke
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 638-0800
  • Private party facilities
    Zaytinya offers special menus and private party spaces of any size and style to suit the needs of you and your guests. From our soaring mezzanine space, to the intimate bar and “blue room,” to the spacious but secluded terrace, we have the ideal space for you.
  • Private party contact
    Amy Gagne: (202) 638-0800
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